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Dr Jacques Trouvilliez Appointed New Executive Secretary of the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce that the UNEP Executive Director has appointed Dr Jacques Trouvilliez as the new Executive Secretary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA). He began his new role as head of the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat on 2 June 2014.

02 June 2014

Key Post at UNEP HQ for Former CMS Executive Secretary

Bonn, 28 May 2014 - Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, who led the UNEP/CMS Secretariat first as officer-in-charge and then as Executive Secretary from July 2009 until the appointment of the current incumbent, Bradnee Chambers, has been named as the Director of DELC, the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions located at UNEP HQ in Nairobi. She will take up her new responsibilities at the beginning of June.

28 May 2014

World Fish Migration Day

Bonn, 23 May 2014 - A formidable coalition of NGOs and local groups is staging events at 250 locations worldwide starting in New Zealand and finishing in Hawaii on the inaugural World Fish Migration Day on Saturday, 24 May.

23 May 2014

International Choirs Unite to Sing for Rare Bird Species

For the second year running, the Secretariats of CMS and AEWA jointly organized a benefit concert in Bonn, Germany as their contribution to the global celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. This year’s concert aimed to raise funds for the White-winged Flufftail, a Critically Endangered bird species, which is thought to have a population of less than 250 individuals remaining in the wild.

13 May 2014

Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

08 May 2014

United Against Wildlife Crime

United Against Wildlife Crime - Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) supports fight against wildlife crime

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) held its third meeting in the margins of the General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) in Milan, Italy on 23 and 24 April.

02 May 2014

The Kyrgyz Republic – the 120th Party to UNEP/CMS

Bonn, 1 May 2014 - CMS welcomes the Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic as the 120th Party to the Convention with effect from 1 May 2014.

01 May 2014

Building fieldwork capacity in Africa to conserve the endangered Egyptian Vulture

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Fieldwork Capacity Building Project to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures of the Balkan Region on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. The Fieldwork Capacity Building Project was focused on training a small number of local African ornithologists to undertake surveys of Egyptian Vultures in their own countries.

01 May 2014

The Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture

On 15 and 16 April 2014, the 19 participants of a CMS Scientific Council workshop held in London, United Kingdom, discussed the conservation implications of cetacean culture.

17 April 2014

CMS Climate Change Workshop Develops Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change on Migratory Species

San José / Bonn, 14 April 2014 - CMS held a workshop of national representatives and experts in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11 April in the light of new information published on climate change.

14 April 2014